Confession: A lot of times I like YA novels more than actual adult novels. This is good, because I have several YA readers in this house, so it helps that I like reading what they’re reading. I can’t necessarily keep up with everything everyone reads around here anymore, but mostly I have an idea. Also, […]
So as you know, we love our Christmas books. I started playing the music already…the books are probably coming out this weekend. And, of course, I’ve found more to add to our list. Since there are so many great ones out there, I’ve narrowed down this list to some of our favorite rhyming Christmas books. […]
I’m now working with the last of the four kids, teaching her to read. It’s one of my favorite phases, when that jumble of letters and spaces on a page suddenly come together, and everything clicks, and a whole new world opens up to them. And they get so proud of themselves as they learn to […]
We’re in that controversial time of year. Halloween is over, Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet. Sooooo — do you start up the Christmas music yet or not? I’ve gone back and forth over the years. Sometimes, I crank up the holiday tunes the minute the kids come in from trick-or-treating. This year, I backed off a […]
It was 98 degrees here the other day. “Boy Band Hot,” according to one of my favorite weathermen. I’m so ready for fall. Bleggh. I did not move to the bottom of the Rocky Mountains in order to swelter at the end of August. In a futile attempt at mind-over-matter, we’re pulling out our fall books […]
The Mom Quilt is an ebook compiled by Becky Mansfield, Paula Rollo and Jodi Durr to benefit the Mercy House in Kenya, founded by Kristen Welch. OK, I’m super-proud of this little e-book. It’s a compilation of stories from moms (including me!). Poignant stories. Funny stories. Stories you can relate to and stories of moms […]
I do love my book club. By now, I’ve been in several, but my current one is my favorite. We formed as a group of moms whose kids (mostly) attend the same school, and who live (mostly) close to one another.
Spring books for kids are great fun, because they encompass so much. Animal babies and hibernating and bugs and flowers and gardens and rainy days…there’s so much there. Personally, I’m always drawn to books about flowers (maybe because it takes so long before we can plant them here?). And if you need a grown-up book […]
I don’t have any New Year’s resolutions. Wait! No! I have one. I’m going to learn to make risotto this year. That’s it. One.
(This post contains affiliate links.) Read something with your child. Not to teach them anything. Not to practice sounding out words or get an early start on learning to read. Just because sometimes there’s no greater feeling than sitting down, with a kid on your lap, looking at pictures and books together. Figuring things out […]